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Hot dog king and then some

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Hot dog king and then some

The 6th Ave neighborhood in Tacoma has become a destination for breakfast each weekend, with lines at a handful of eateries up and down the Ave. The Red Hot, already established for great brews and creative dogs, jumped onto the breakfast scene a few months ago and has added Sunday

McChord Club to host annual Luau

Military Life

McChord Club to host annual Luau

For many, summer vacation is coming to a close. The month of August means that children will soon be heading back to school. But at The Club at McChord Field, the summer season is far from over. For them, the month of August only means a new month for more

AUSA Family of the Year

News Front

AUSA Family of the Year

Bringing an attitude of an appreciation for compassion full circle has resulted in a Joint Base Lewis-McChord family receiving national recognition. Earlier this month, Blagoy and Stacie Pogoncheff were notified that they and their children - Kelbie, Kailie and Andon - are to be recognized by the Association of the United

Kindergarten goes full-time

Military Life

Kindergarten goes full-time

The Clover Park School District (CPSD) will provide full-day kindergarten at all elementary schools for 2015-2016. "Full-day kindergarten allows for increased instructional time, which leads to improved student achievement," superintendent Debbie Leboa said during a telephone interview. Passed this past June, the 2015 - 2017 state biennial operating budget increased funding for

Operation Homefront, Dollar Tree partner to support military children

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Operation Homefront, Dollar Tree partner to support military children

Approximately 1,000 school-age military children will receive donated school supplies Sunday, Aug. 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Golden Services, 3305 108th Street South in Lakewood, near McChord Field. The event comes courtesy of Operation Homefront's (OH) Back-to-School Brigade. The annual, nationwide giveaway of school supplies is extremely popular. "Our

AUSA and Gig Harbor show appreciation

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AUSA and Gig Harbor show appreciation

Members of the 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade (BfSB) and their families participated in a well-deserved day of relaxation and fun Friday, Aug. 7. The second annual 201st BfSB Family Day, hosted by the Association of the United States Army's (AUSA) Gig Harbor Subchapter, succeeded in strengthening family, camaraderie and community

Change is a comin'

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Change is a comin'

Change comes hard. The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), the century-plus-old organization that advocates for America's veterans, must change in order to remain relevant and solvent. Since 1995, the organization's membership has dropped by nearly half.  In almost 15 years of combat from the Middle East to Africa - and the more

Bargain hunting at McChord Thrift Shop

Military Life

Bargain hunting at McChord Thrift Shop

Household items and clothing are just some of the items you can buy - or offload - at the McChord Thrift Shop. A certain song came out a while ago that added panache to an activity that used to be eyed with mild skepticism.  But the McChord Thrift Shop adds appeal

An Improbable Peck of Plays

Stage

An Improbable Peck of Plays

Eight plays by local playwrights, seven directors, and a dozen actors. What could possibly go wrong? Very little. This cadre of local talent pulled together by Theater Artists Olympia in collaboration with the Northwest Playwrights Alliance is offering a marvelous evening of entertaining one-act plays at the Midnight Sun. Improbable Peck

Tacoma and Nirvana again

South Sound Cinema

Tacoma and Nirvana again

Nirvana captivated the world in the 1990s, and true music fans know the band had strong ties to Tacoma, therefore it makes great sense The Grand Cinema will open Cobain: Montage of Heck, the new Nirvana documentary, for a limited run starting Friday. The new film traces the path from Nirvana front man Kurt

Top 10 reasons to drive south

Travel

Top 10 reasons to drive south

It's easy to look north. Both Seattle and Canada are huge draws when living in this area. But, there are equally good reasons to turn your steering wheel south and to explore the areas around Vancouver, Washington, and Portland. Here are 10. 1. Ape Caves By now you have already visited or

Staying close to the action

Outdoors

Staying close to the action

It's not accommodations that include afternoon tea, massage, a swimming pool or minibar - and it's certainly not pretty - but for serious fishermen that want to stay close to the action with all of the supplies and services they may need fingertips away, Olson's Resort on the Olympic Peninsula,

Just beyond Olympia

Travel

Just beyond Olympia

Nestled on the eastern shore of the Olympic Peninsula, Shelton, Washington is only a forty minute drive from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, making it the perfect spot for a weekend getaway. Located just off Hwy. 101, the county seat of Mason County boasts beautiful views, gorgeous hikes, and plenty of small

The flavors of home

Features

The flavors of home

To know the Puget Sound area is to taste it. And while wild mushrooms, apples, hops and venison are nice, if you don't taste the seafood while you're here, you are missing the whole experience. If you haven't noticed, our area is buffered by a lot of water.  The Puget Sound

Top 10 picks for what to do in Thurston County

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Top 10 picks for what to do in Thurston County

Thurston County is home to the Capitol and one of the best farmers markets in the region. The county includes Olympia and all the perks of city life, from arts and live entertainment to microbreweries, as well as fantastically rural places to explore - parks, bays, forests and rivers. While

Exploring by boat

Outdoors

Exploring by boat

If you are new to the area, it is not hard to see why so many people fall in love with the state of Washington. Its serene, tree-lined lakes and rivers are appealing to many who are seeking adventure or looking to explore. One way to uniquely explore the area

Take in the beauty of local lavender farms

Travel

Take in the beauty of local lavender farms

If you've thought about visiting lavender fields but don't want to drive too far, you're in luck. There are two lavender fields that are both just a short ride from Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Evergreen Valley Farms, conveniently located in Olympia, grows 11 varieties of organic lavender. They are locally owned by Thane

Five important places for local military history

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Five important places for local military history

The South Sound is rich in military history, and to better understand how that happened, to prepare for the coming 100th anniversary of Joint Base Lewis-McChord (2017), and to partake in an upcoming August event in DuPont, getting a grip on how our military got here and why is both

End of the summer road trip

Travel

End of the summer road trip

Do yourself a favor. Say "road trip." If you didn't feel a little twinge of excitement, then there's probably something wrong with you. For most of us, something happens when we hear those two little four-letter words. An ancient magic is released. Rapture bursts forth and coolness seeps from your

Beached in a good way

Outdoors

Beached in a good way

A nice and easy two-hour drive away, the city of Ocean Shores is my idea of a great day trip - or weekend getaway - destination. A 6,000-acre peninsula located on the north side of Gray's Harbor on the Washington coast, the municipality a busy commercial center complete with family-friendly restaurants,

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